OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 by default can't display some emoji, for example the "Cloud with rain" emoji: 🌧.
How can I view such problematic emoji? Do I need to install a custom font?
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I copied these two files from El Capitan and replaced the default ones (I recommend making backups):
/System/Library/Fonts/Apple Color Emoji.ttf /System/Library/Input Methods/CharacterPalette.app/Contents/Resources/Category-Emoji.plist
After a reboot I have all emojis in Yosemite.
From the iOS 9.1 emoji list...
These are also in the emoji font of Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan).
Are they really not in Yosemite? Then the solution is upgrade to El Capitan.